• Author Spotlight: Kimberley Ash Is Here with a New Release!

    I‘m delighted to turn the blog over to award-winning author Kimberley Ash, a British expat who has lived in and loved New Jersey for almost 30 years. She writes fish-out-of-water stories about people who find home where they least expect it. When not writing contemporary romance or romantic women’s fiction, she can usually be found cleaning up after her two big white furry dogs and slightly less furry children.  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest Kimberley, the floor is yours! Hello everyone! And thanks so much to Nan for hosting me and my book! Hold is my love letter to single mothers. When we left Thea in…

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  • Sunday Snippet: The Chasing Summer Edition

    It’s October 30 and it’s chilly and a little breezy here at the lake—crisp autumn chilly. The sun has been shining all weekend, until today. Clouds are rolling in and I think we’re due some rain. We raked leaves yesterday and hauled 10 golf-cart loads to the detritus pile up on the hill. It’s truly fall… and now I’m wondering what the hell happened to summer? I know summer was here—after all the cottage is still open (although we’re closing up soon). I vaguely remember a boat ride or two, several swims in the lake, although not nearly as many as previous years, and a lot of editing work, and…

  • Author Spotlight: Ieshia Wiedlin Brings Some Holiday Cheer!

    I’m so pleased to share Ieshia Wiedlin’s newest release, Maybe This Christmas, Book 2 in the Romancing the Doctors series, with y’all today because it’s a terrific holiday romance! Ieshia grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and currently resides in Brookfield, IL, which is a suburb of Chicago. She is married and has two great kids, Lucas and Zoey. She has always loved writing and telling stories, mostly sci-fi and fantasy, and is a huge junkie for all things Marvel and Star Wars. But somehow in the midst of loving all things sci-fi, she was a sucker for all things Molly Ringwald. Ieshia became a huge fan of rom-coms and loves…

  • Sunday Snippet: The I’m Used Up Edition

    I’m not whining, I promise. But it’s been a pretty busy week and the weeks ahead look mighty full as well. I’m already longing for a writing retreat and we just got back from one a couple of weeks ago. Book release is wonderful and humbling and somehow the imposter syndrome kicks in, which I’m trying very hard to damp down. I am a good writer and I should own that and enjoy the flurry of book release praise and move on. The Fireman’s Christmas Wish is a good book–a well-told story and I love these two characters as much I’ve loved any I’ve written before or since. But I…

  • Author Spotlight: Moi! And an Interview with Harley Cole

    One of favorite shows has always been Inside the Actors Studio—James Lipton’s questions were insightful and fun. I know that Lipton claimed he got his question ideas from a French interviewer Bernard Pivot, who was on the air in France for over 25 years. Pivot credited Proust for the list, and Proust said he didn’t actually create the questionnaire he’s credited with, but merely answered them, making what was once a parlor game infamous. I’ve never done an interview with a character I’ve written before, so I thought it be fun to try it with Harley Cole, the nursery school teacher heroine in The Fireman’s Christmas Wish. I’m going to…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Grandboy Edition

    Grandboy days are always the best for Husband and me, and they’re fewer right now because he’s in school and he’s involved in things like being in plays and doing stuff with his parents and friends. Plus ,you’re never sure exactly how interested a ten-year-old boy is in being with a couple of old farts. But in his words, “I love being you guys. This house feels so comfortable.” I’m not sure there’s a higher compliment in the world than that. He was sad when we sold the “Christmas House,” thrilled when we lived with him and his parents for six months, and sad when we found our new home.…

  • Author Spotlight: Elsa Winckler Has a New Release!

    I’m so pleased to let y’all know that my writer pal Elsa Winckler has released Loving Brooke–the third book in her Unexpected Love series with Inkspell Publishing. Elsa has been reading love stories for as long as she can remember and when she ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during her Honors studies, she was hooked for life. She married her college boyfriend and they are fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty’s Bay, South Africa. She adores writing kissing books with strong, beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong heroines and dashing Alpha heroes who loves fiercely and…

  • Author Spotlight: Fortune Whelan Takes Over with a Giveaway!

    Congratulations to Latesha B! You will receive a signed copy of My Christmas with You! Fortune will be in touch with you. Thanks to everyonea for stopping by! Y’all know I love having guests on the blog–the Author Spotlight days are my faves, but I love best simply turning the blog over to my author pals. Today, it belongs to fellow Tule author Fortune Whelan, whose Dorsey Brothers series has been such fun! Fortune’s stories are “charming, silly, and emotionally fraught” with “fast-paced plot[s] that keep pages flying.” When she’s not at her stand desk fighting off feline invaders, you can find her on her yoga mat or shelving books…

  • Sunday Snippet: The Gift of Retreat Magic Edition

    And what it gift it was! We worked, we walked, we ate, we worked some more, we drank wine and ate junk, walked more, processed and shared and talked endlessly, and oh, how we worked! We both agreed it was the most productive retreat we’d ever had. Liz got lots of words in on her new project, I got all the revisions done on the second Weaver Sisters novel that was due back to my editor the day we returned from South Haven. Our condo was amazing and gorgeous and incredibly comfortable, and our view was spectacular. It took us most of the trip to learn that the drawbridge went…

  • Author Spotlight: Sarah Vance-Tompkins Takes Over

    Congratulations to Rosanna Leo, who’s dream travel destination matches Sarah’s–London! Rosanna, Sarah will be in touch with you. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! Please come by again soon! I’m turning the blog over to Sarah Vance-Tompkins today and I’m just delighted to do it! Sarah was born in a small town in northern Michigan. She received an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California, and went on to work in feature film development for ten years. Prior to film school, she worked as an on-air radio personality. She is a lifetime reader of romance and is excited to be writing in the genre. She and her…